BY Devon Carter

Many cancers grow when there’s a glitch in the DNA of our cells. Sometimes that error is passed down from a parent to their child, and sometimes it’s caused by external factors like tobacco use. No matter the origin, understanding the genetic makeup of a cancer cell can help define a cancer diagnosis and ultimately lead to better care for a patient.

Commonly called FISH, fluorescence in situ hybridization is a laboratory-based...

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